Facebook's CEO made it clear that Zynga, the social network's largest developer, isn't performing as well as expected.
(21 days ago)
Filed under: Investing You know those friends who pollute your Facebook feed with updates from all the Zynga games they're playing? You might be seeing less of them soon. Last week, via its corporate blog, Zynga announced enhanced features at Zynga.com that allow players to create distinct accounts at the site. No more mandatory Facebook log-ins, a big step for a company...
(1 month and 27 days ago)
Ah, social network games. You either love them or hate them. But if you’re American, chances are you love them—we have a staggering number of social network gamers in the 50 states. But as of last month, you may love them less than you did...not all that long along. According to SuperData Research, there are ten million fewer people playing social media games than there were...
(1 month and 5 days ago)
Some fun stats about mobile gaming. Mobile gaming is big because it's just so darn convenient. You can play a round of something in bed, in transit, or--no judging here--in the bathroom, as 11 percent of mobile gamers apparently do, according to this infographic from SponsorPay (which works with game companies like Zynga and EA). Some other interesting things gleaned from...
(3 months and 10 days ago)
Zynga and Electronic Arts have reached a settlement over a nasty copyright dispute involving social game titles like “The Ville” and “The Sims Social.”
(3 months and 7 days ago)
Zynga originally grew to prominence as the major social gaming company on the Facebook platform. But the two companies have steadily grown apart in recent years.
(2 months and 4 days ago)
(Reuters) - Chinese search engine firm Baidu Inc rejected as fake a press release issued on Monday that said it was to buy U.S. social gaming company Zynga Inc.
(1 month and 1 day ago)
Filed under: Investing Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of social gamer Zynga have soared by as much as 17% after the company launched its first real-money gambling titles in the U.K. So what: ZyngaPlusPoker and...
(1 month and 19 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Facebook is now a major player in the games market. This may not be a surprise to avid Facebook gamers, but this new reality carries important implications for investors interested in the space, regardless of their gaming habits on the social network. Looking beyond FarmVille Facebook's vision for its gaming platform goes far deeper than Zynga's...
(1 month and 26 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of Zynga have popped today by as much as 11% on speculation that Yahoo! could acquire the social game maker. So what: Wunderlich Securities analyst Blake...
(2 months and 14 days ago)
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